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Clyde PD officer resigns after being placed on administrative leave

Leroy Foley, a Clyde police officer, is running for sheriff of Callahan County. CPD said they are still conducting an internal investigation.

CLYDE, Texas — UPDATE: A Clyde Police Department officer who is the center of an internal review by the department has resigned from his job.

A release from CPD Monday afternoon said, "Earlier today Leroy Foley resigned his position with the Clyde Police Department. Foley's resignation was voluntarily made. The Clyde Police Department will continue our internal review of this matter in order to reach a conclusion and determine if any additional actions are warranted. We have consulted with the Callahan County District Attorney's office to update them on this incident, and may call on additional assistance from outside agencies as needed."

ORIGINAL STORY: The Clyde Police Department issued a statement Monday morning, saying it has placed one of its officers on administrative leave.

The post on the department's Facebook page said: "On Friday, 02/07/2020, the Clyde Police Department became aware of allegations against one of our officers, Leroy Foley, regarding his military service. We immediately began an internal review of these allegations and are continuing that review. Foley has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of this review. We take these allegations extremely seriously, as we have, and will continue to hold our officers to the highest standards possible."

Foley is currently running for Callahan County Sheriff. His personal and election Facebook profiles no longer exist.

On Feb. 7, the Callahan County Sheriff's Office posted the following: "In light of recent events, the Callahan County Sheriff’s Office has no responsibility regarding the actions of one of the candidates. Please refrain from posting on our site and reach out to this candidate directly."

Several pages dedicated to stolen military valor state Foley has not been honest about his military service record.